The emergency services were called to two road traffic accidents in the vicinity of the Willow Brook Centre last weekend.
The first incident, on Saturday (13th July), is reported to have occurred on the zebra crossing on the access road into the shopping centre, close to the Tesco petrol station.
Traffic coming in and out of the centre was gridlocked for a while as paramedics attended a cyclist who had been hit by a car.
Police say they were called to the scene just before 12.45pm and report that the cyclist was treated for what’s believed to be minor injuries.
The second accident occurred on Sunday afternoon on the stretch of Bradley Stoke Way alongside the shopping centre, at the northern boundary of the new 30mph speed limit.
A police spokesperson told The Journal:
“Just before 4pm on Sunday, colleagues in the ambulance service called us to a collision on Bradley Stoke Way involving a car and a motorbike.”
“The road was closed while the vehicles were recovered and the council cleared fuel from the road surface.”
“It was fully reopened just after 7.30pm.”
The 30mph speed limit on this stretch of road was introduced last year, following two serious accidents involving young pedestrians attempting to cross the road at informal crossing points.
The speed limit was reduced after 3,932 people signed a petition calling for the road to be made safer for pedestrians.
Photo: Scene on Bradley Stoke Way after Sunday’s accident.
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